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Reducing and Managing Food Waste in Hotels

Reducing and Managing Food Waste in Hotels

…costing you a lot of money! Case study: The SRA and The Bingham. In the UK, the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is running a scheme called Food Save to help hoteliers and restaurants understand and reduce their food waste.Waste frompreparation, spoilage and plate waste are separated and weighed for a month to identify sources of food waste. The Bingham Hotel piloted the scheme in spring 2014. GM Erick Kervaon reports that the first…

Waste Management

…hotel group La Quinta Inns & Suites recently lowered its environmental impact by recycling 27 tonnes of carpet by working with Shaw Industries, a company that reclaims the fibres to make other carpet products. Electronic waste (e-waste) This is the fastest-growing waste stream in the developed world and includes tvs, computers, telephones, fridges and mobile phones. Governments are making ever more stringent guidelines about its disposal….

Talking Point: Do you know how much your food waste really costs?

…study estimates that the additional annual cost to the hotel sector is about £318m a year, or £0.52 per meal but the killer stat was the so called “True Cost” of food waste disposal. Most businesses think of the cost of food waste as the price they pay to the waste contractor says WRAP, but to determine the true cost of food waste, the businesses should also include the; Purchase price of the food The additional labour, Energy, Waste, Admin,…

New report highlights valuable resources locked up in business waste

…mmercial waste in Scotland. Examining mixed waste sent to landfill from three key sectors, retail, education, and health and social work, which are responsible for producing more than 50% of Scotland’s total mixed commercial waste, Zero Waste Scotland has found that over a quarter could be widely recycled and more than half was potentially recyclable1. Food, paper, and card waste were the most common types of material in mixed waste bins across…

Talking Point: Hoteliers should avoid piling on the pounds of food waste this Christmas

…ovens) and avoid unnecessary food waste. We forget to explain why we’re saving food Depending on your geographic and cultural context, your employees may never have learned why wasting food is bad for the environment (water waste, waste from packaging, CO2 from transportation, processing, and storage etc), from a social perspective (up to 900 million people worldwide do not have enough to eat), and for your profitability. Ensure that food waste

Golf Courses

…water used for golf course irrigation must be at least secondary, and preferably tertiary, treated waste water. Secondary treatment is a biological process in which complex organic matter is broken and later removed from the waste water. Tertiary waste water treatment consists of processes such as chemical coagulation and flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, or absorption of compounds by a bed of activated charcoal. Due to reduced levels of…

Week-long campaign tackles food waste

Hotels urged to tackle food waste A food waste campaign run in Wales run in co-ordination with the British Hospitality Association has targeted food waste. The food waste reduction campaign ‘Your Business is Food, don’t throw it away’ has proven successful in informing target businesses how best to combat food waste. In partnership with WRAP Cymru, the BHA conducted a pilot at seven restaurants and hotel businesses across Wales from Llandudno…

Talking Point: Take a stand on food waste and deliver big savings

How many ways can you reduce food waste? This week in our Talking Point blogspot looking at waste and food waste, Philip Simpson, commercial director at leading food waste recycler, ReFood, discusses how hotels can make significant environmental and financial savings by reducing their food waste. Did you know that your bins could contain the key to improving your bottom line? It may sound ridiculous, but by reducing, reusing and recycling food…

Talking Point: Shop around for food waste solutions and get greener

…urants, the key to successful food waste disposal is twofold; first, to find the most cost effective route and second, to ensure that leftovers are exploited to produce the greatest environmental benefit. Landfilling of food waste, along with other mixed waste items, is still not against the law, but sending food waste to landfill results in dangerous greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere and this is bad news for climate change. In…

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